This epic over night trip started out at the train station in Durango Colorado. The narrow gauge railway will take you though some great scenery and drop you at a stop in the middle of nowhere called Needleton.
Grand Canyon loop hike down the South South Kaibab Trailhead to the Tonto trail and finally up the Bright Angel trail
There is a small National Forest campground at the trail head. An 8.7-mile (14 km) hike beginning at 9,000 feet (2,743 m) above sea level which is relatively level the first 7 miles (11.3 km) becomes very steep the last mile (1.6 km) and ascends to Jackass Pass at 10,800 feet (3,290 m), crossing the continental divide. From there one must descend a steep half mile (800 m) to Lonesome Lake, which is one of four lakes in the cirque.
Big Bend National Park is a national park located in the U.S. state of Texas. Big Bend has national significance as the largest protected area of Chihuahuan Desert topography and ecology in the United States. This trip report chronicles a trip though the Chicos Mountains that over look the Rio Grande River and Mexico to the South. This Hiking Journal is of a hiking trip I did in 2008.